I have two Atlas RS-1s with QSI. Both operate fine individually using the ESU Cab Control on their default address 3.
With my M&StL I tried first following the instructions with the ESU trying to make the DCC address match the cab number, 233. Went to "DCC Address", tried to set, not only didn't work, but repeatedly got the message "programming failed". Tried unchecking the option "verify cv", but that did nothing. Tried unchecking the option "XL mode", but that did nothing. All the while I was mindful of the "bug" in the software and tried to hit "save" instead of hitting "done".
Went to the Atlas documentation, and followed their steps instead. Says to turn off "verbal acknowledgement", so I set CV62 to 0, but I don't know if it ever actually got set, because the remote just tells me over and over and over again "programming failed". Then I set CV29 to 38, but I don't know if it ever actually got set, because the remote just tells me over and over and over again "programming failed".
I go back to drive mode, and the loco responds fine with DCC address 3, so basically nothing was changed. Repeat ALL the steps above, over and over again, in different orders and configurations, and somehow it finally worked, and the M&StL is working with DCC address 233 (this was two nights ago).
Tried to replicate the procedure with my other RS-1, SF #2394. I try over and over and over again, and can not replicate the apparently random sequence that generated a working result with the M&StL. In fact, after attempting to set the DCC address, I get to the point were the engine won't respond on ANY DCC address (3, 94, 2394).
So I take it to a separate DC only track, reset the decoder. Put back on the ESU track and repeat the steps that I thought worked with the M&StL, but to no avail. I do this over and over again, very frustrating.
This should NOT be this difficult. Now I face the prospect of having to take my loco to my nearest hobby shop, about an hour away, to ask them to please program my engine with DCC address 2394.
Oh, and about 30 minutes of my efforts last night were with RailCom turned off. But I pretty much took that advice with a grain of salt because I did not have to turn off RailCom when I eventually got the first RS-1 set up correctly.
Kind of missing straight DC at this point!